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) #40 of 80 Restaurants in Oak Ridge ₹₹ - ₹₹₹ American
204 S Illinois Ave, Oak Ridge, TN 37830-6203
+1 865-483-1324
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  • Excellent13%
  • Very good61%
  • Average17%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible6%
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“country ham” (2 reviews)
“fried fish” (2 reviews)
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204 S Illinois Ave, Oak Ridge, TN 37830-6203
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Reviews (29)
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Reviewed 19 March 2017

We hadn't been to a Shoney's in years and after our visit we are wondering why. The food was even better than we remembered and the older gentleman that waited on us was service at it's best!

Thank Ezzy S
Reviewed 24 November 2016 via mobile

Fantastic Thanksgiving Dinner! The food was awesome and the service was great! Thank you Shoneys for making our Thanksgiving dinner Great!

Thank Dana G
Reviewed 3 October 2016

Went in for the breakfast bar and have to say the food was better than our shoney's at home which we refuse to go to anymore. At $11 for a breakfast buffet (tax etc) it was definitely more expensive than eating at ihop but you...More

Thank bhale7904
Reviewed 29 August 2016

True to Shoney's, this one is no exception. The staff are friendly and welcoming and the food is standard but still good. It's a nice place to go for a relaxing atmosphere and good old home cooking. You can't go wrong! The staff were especially...More

Thank dmwfamily
Reviewed 17 August 2016

Shoney's of course is typical, chain-food fare, but this Shoney's is clean, buffet is kept fresh and well-stocked. Wait staff is courteous. Usually not much wait time to be seated, unlike other Shoney's. It's not Gourmet of course, but definitely a bang-for-the-buck buffet. You visit...More

Thank Todd P
Reviewed 8 May 2016

The items on the buffet were not labeled and were not obvious from looking. When I asked the employee about why the items were not labeled, she rudely informed me that she knew what was in each container. I asked to speak to the evening...More

Thank Teekkona
Reviewed 4 April 2016

we just stopped in for dessert while killing time. was ok. Buffet food looked like typical buffet food, nothing special.

Thank Tahnia S
Reviewed 31 March 2016

Shoney's is a decent alternative to going to a nice restaurant. The Oak Ridge Shoney's has had a lot of the same staff for years, which is nice. They are generally friendly and good about refreshing drinks. The food quality varies, based on what you...More

Thank BruceTENN
Reviewed 20 October 2015

This is one of the good Shoney's, we have our company Christmas breakfast here each year, and we have lunch here often, the staff is always friendly and accommodating, the food is always fresh and hot.

Thank Mark C
Reviewed 15 August 2015

The food was not that good. Eaten there before and the past 2 visits, the food wasn't very good. Not going back anytime soon.

Thank Pam L
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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 204 S Illinois Ave, Oak Ridge, TN 37830-6203
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Oak Ridge
  • Phone Number: +1 865-483-1324
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